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Samsung’s folding displays fix the one big problem

Samsung’s folding displays fix the one big problem

Folding displays are a mainstay of science fiction, and now Samsung is readying the tech to make gadgets with screens that bend or roll. The company has been working on flexible OLED for some years now, one of several manufacturers hoping to solve the consumer conundrum of people who want increasingly large displays in smaller and smaller form-factors. Problem is, it's not just about having a panel you can bend.

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Galaxy Tab A 8″ Android tablet boasts all-day battery life and Kids Mode

Galaxy Tab A 8″ Android tablet boasts all-day battery life and Kids Mode

Samsung will launch a new tablet called the Galaxy Tab A on November 1st, giving consumers a new 8-inch option that, among other things, offers all-day battery life. This tablet features a metal frame and is, at least per Samsung, a "family-friendly" device. To underscore that point, Samsung has packed some kid-friendly content onto the tablet, including a dedicated Kids Mode with access to 5,000 exclusive videos and games.

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Samsung wireless charger plans include Apple AirPower rival

Samsung wireless charger plans include Apple AirPower rival

A Samsung patent reveals that the South Korean company is working on a dual wireless charger not unlike the AirPower charger Apple unveiled in recent weeks. The patent was published by the USPTO and reveals a charging pad that could be used to charge two phones at once or, as another example, a phone and a smartwatch.

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Galaxy S8 Active for T-Mobile Band 71 coming soon

Galaxy S8 Active for T-Mobile Band 71 coming soon

Carrier exclusivity no longer seems to be like what it was used to be. Never mind the fact that you can sometimes buy an unlocked model from the OEM itself, sometimes carrier exclusives are exclusive only for a limited time. That does seem to be the case for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, whose lineage used to be exclusive to AT&T. An FCC document, however, shows that the rugged flagship might be coming to T-Mobile and will even support its new boasted LTE band.

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Best phone camera of 2017 : Seek out PDAF

Best phone camera of 2017 : Seek out PDAF

Today we're going to take a look at what it means to buy a smartphone with a camera "that just takes good pictures." You know, the sort of phone that just lets you snap a picture and it won't be blurry. I'm here to tell you that this phone does exist, but that actually snapping a reasonably sharp photo is not quite as simple as just pointing and shooting.

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Galaxy S9 fingerprint sensor patent shows less awkward front placement

Galaxy S9 fingerprint sensor patent shows less awkward front placement

The Galaxy S8 has been criticized for its awkward fingerprint sensor placement, which is next to the camera on the back of the phone. This is a difficult place for someone to use it -- you can't easily find it without looking and your finger can't reach the sensor if you're holding the phone at its base. At best, you can manage to get an index finger over the sensor, but only at an angle.

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Here’s how to get Always on Display on Samsung Nougat phones

Here’s how to get Always on Display on Samsung Nougat phones

With both LG and Apple switching to OLED displays, there will be some attention that will be given to features like always on displays or AOD. Samsung, however, has been doing OLED, specifically AMOLED, screens for years now but it was only recently that it really made AOD a headlining feature. Even then, it has limited the feature to its more recent premium models. Fortunately, XDA member Sachin Kumar53 took it upon himself to do the heavy lifting to make AOD available to any recent Samsung Galaxy phone, provided it meets some requirements.

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Pixel 2 XL screen problems VS iPhone 8 Plus, LG V30, Galaxy Note 8

Pixel 2 XL screen problems VS iPhone 8 Plus, LG V30, Galaxy Note 8

Over the past few days a bit of controversy popped up over the display on the Pixel 2 XL. The most common issue seen in descriptions of the device seems to have to do with the device's coloring and/or texture. Our own review by Chris Davies said that the display on the Pixel 2 XL is "muted and blue-tinged off-axis."

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Samsung adopts Google ARCore instead of rolling out its own

Samsung adopts Google ARCore instead of rolling out its own

While perhaps the world’s largest Android vendor, Samsung is not exactly known for playing by Google’s rules. For a time, its TouchWiz skin made its phones almost like their own distinct breed. It has also chosen not to jump on Android TV or Android Wear, preferring Tizen OS, which it is able to more directly control. And until recently, it snubbed Google’s Daydream VR platform in favor of its own Gear VR co-developed with Oculus. So it’s no small news that Samsung is fully embracing Google’s ARCore to be the augmented reality platform for its Galaxy smartphones.

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Samsung DeX Linux on Galaxy really wants you to ditch your PC

Samsung DeX Linux on Galaxy really wants you to ditch your PC

There is no shortage of phones, platforms, and tools that promise the ability to use only your smartphone as your day to day computing device. Almost all of them, however, fall short when it comes to a few use cases, especially those related to multimedia work and software development. Samsung DeX is the latest such attempt and comes close to that dream. Soon, it will be taking one step closer with its upcoming Linux on Galaxy app that delivers a Linux environment of your choice right on your phone and, of course, on your makeshift desktop.

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Bixby 2.0 makes Samsung’s AI omnipresent

Bixby 2.0 makes Samsung’s AI omnipresent

Even though it got off to a fairly rocky start, Samsung's implementation of its Bixby AI seems to have leveled out a bit. Now that Samsung has Bixby up and running on its flagship phones around the world, it's looking to the future. The future is apparently bright for Bixby, as Samsung plans to have its AI assistant everywhere.

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Samsung 360 Round has 17 lenses and captures 4K 3D streaming video

Samsung 360 Round has 17 lenses and captures 4K 3D streaming video

Samsung 360 Round was revealed this week at the Samsung Developer Conference 2017 for enthusiasts and specialists in the 3D content field (for VR). That's a fairly broad field, as it were - everything from extreme sports recording to live news broadcasting. As such, this newest 360 camera from Samsung is made to capture the most amazing spherical video a device this size is capable of.

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